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Team Zietlow goes for third World Record Drive in Volkswagen Touareg

Sep 04, 2014 10:14 BST Volkswagen UK This September, a team composed of Rainer Zietlow, Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz will once again attempt a new spectacular record in a Volkswagen Touareg from Nordkapp, Norway, to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa.

VW Group Chief Designer Walter de Silva receives honorary degree from the University of Bologna

Jun 09, 2014 10:54 BST Volkswagen UK The University of Bologna (Italy) has awarded the Volkswagen Group’s Chief Designer, Walter Maria de Silva (63), an honorary degree in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a designer. In its citation, the university describes the scope, quality and experimental force of de Silva’s work as unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Team of four claim new motoring world record for the UK

May 26, 2014 15:33 BST Stroke Association Team 18in24 have driven to 18 countries in 23 hours and 32 minutes, beating the previous record of 17 countries in 28 hours. They have so far raised more than £10,000 for charities including the Stroke Association, with more donations still coming in.

Volkswagen launches competition for young design talent

May 13, 2014 13:10 BST Volkswagen UK The first worldwide Volkswagen Design Contest has been launched, with the manufacturer seeking young design talent to submit concepts for an exciting car and scenario for a video game. Information can be found at The closing date for entries is 15 August 2014. Three winners can look forward to a six-month internship in the Volkswagen Design department.

Apr 18, 2014 14:32 BST Blueair Blueair, the world’s leading maker of premium indoor air cleaners, and Volvo Car Group are partnering to provide visitors to the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in mid-April a breath of fresh air on the Swedish carmakers stand.

Iconic Volkswagen XL1 features in Designs of the Year exhibition @designmuseum

Mar 27, 2014 09:36 GMT Volkswagen UK The world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, the Volkswagen XL1, will go on display in the Design Museum in London alongside other examples of design excellence and Designs of the Year award nominees from a range of disciplines from today until 25 August.

Campaign works to steer second hand car buyers in the right direction

Nov 04, 2013 14:38 GMT Rochdale Borough Council Second hand car buyers across Rochdale are being offered top tips on how to steer clear of common pitfalls as part of national consumer week this week (4 – 10 November).

Oct 21, 2013 11:07 BST Elan PR Ltd World renowned motorsport engineering firm to distribute PFC Brakes’ products to motorcycle, road and motorsport customers in Italian market

Moneybarn, the UK’s largest non-prime vehicle finance company, leads the industry with a legislative transition seminar for broker network.

Oct 03, 2013 12:03 BST moneybarn The UK’s largest non-prime car finance lender hosts industry leading seminar to prepare their introducer network for the significant changes that will arrive with the introduction of the Financial Conduct Authority.

Volkswagen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: XL1 and Polo WRC take centre stage

Jun 27, 2013 12:37 BST Volkswagen UK This year, Volkswagen celebrates 60 years of importing vehicles to the UK, so we’re delighted to celebrate at the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed on 12th-14th July (dubbed ‘the largest motoring garden party in the world’), where UK motoring fans will get their first chance to see some of the most exciting new Volkswagen models.